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Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home
Monday October 23rd, 2017

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John L. Blumenstock

John L. Blumenstock, 74, of Marion, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm at his home. John was born December 8, 1942 in Marion the son of Walter and Esther (Krumerey) Blumenstock. He married Judith K. Newman on October 21, 1967 at Marion 1st Baptist Church and Saturday, October 21st would have been their 50th Wedding Anniversary. He was a veteran, proudly answering the call to serve his country in the Army. He retired from Console Coal Company after 30 years. John was a member of Third Baptist Church of Marion and he was a shriner. John liked to keep busy and his favorite place to be was outside. He enjoyed working in his garden, doing yardwork and mechanical work.  He had working man hands that were strong and callused.  He was a hard-working man who labored diligently to support his family. Most important to him was his family. He enjoyed spending time with his children and his grandchildren. In addition to his wife Judith he is survived by his; Daughter – Beth Blumenstock of Marion Son – Brad Blumenstock and wife Lori of Arlington, Tennessee Three grandchildren; Tristin Blumenstock of Marion Ava and Grant Blumenstock of Arlington, Tennessee Four brothers; Kenneth Blumenstock and wife Debra of Marion Lawrence Blumenstock and wife Jo Carol of Marion Gail Blumenstock and wife Darlene of Marion Eugene Blumenstock and wife Jeanette of Marion Sister – Joyce Hall of West Frankfort Mother-in-law – Mary Newman of Marion Several nieces and nephews Proceeded by his Parents, Brother – Ernie Blumenstock and Father-in-law – Perry Newman. Funeral services will be Monday, October 23, 2017 at 12 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Askew officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Military rites will be presented by members of the Marion VFW Post #1301, American Legion Post #147 and National Guard Flag Detail Unit.  Visitation will be Monday from 10 am until the time of service at the funeral home. For those who prefer memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Marion Third Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.    

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